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astro posted 02-24-2003 03:14 PM ET (US)   Profile for astro   Send Email to astro  
does anybody have any big sea experiences in this boat? I have heard they are bad in quartering and fallowing seas.
msc posted 02-24-2003 03:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for msc  Send Email to msc     
Astro, what does that mean? Can you be more specific?
doobee posted 02-24-2003 09:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
Following and quartering seas are the worst scenario on any powerboat. The 23WA is no worse than any other boat.
captbone posted 02-24-2003 10:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
Personally, I love following seas. Quartering seas on the stern can be a problem for the fact you can become broached and find yourself broad side to seas. I have always found that a boat is as good as his captain in any conditions. (sounds corny) As long as you trim it correctly and have someone watching the seas behind you should be fine. I have found that if a boat tracks good in chop that it will do fine in bad conditions.
msc posted 02-25-2003 11:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for msc  Send Email to msc     
My questions were meant to find out what the specific concern was regarding the 23 hull. I owned a 23wa for 4 years and ran it in everything from flat water to some of the worst snot anyone has any business being in in a boat that size. I never experienced any handling issues that wouldn't be present in a boat of that configuration. I believe Captbone has it right.
astro posted 02-25-2003 03:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for astro  Send Email to astro     
I read some old posts that said the 23wa was a handfull under these conditions. They said the boat would not trac strait,would change its heading by as much as 10 degrees and was extremely hard to trim properly. I just bought a 93wa and have not had a chance to get in the water yet. I keep getting conflicting reports. After spending some time on this site it seems obvious that some of the people posting claim to have boats they really don't have. All and all a great site though.

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